Inspections

RV inspections are important to us and comprise a lot of what we do at RV P. I.

Why Hire RV P. I.?

Having an independent third-party inspection when buying a RV is helpful to both the buyer and seller. We regularly conduct inspections all over the Midwest. There are many benefits to having RV P. I. work for you. An independent third-party inspection can:

  • Remove the emotional attachment formed when we believe we have found “the perfect RV.” Becoming emotionally attached to a RV may not allow us to see potential problems with the RV, or we may tend to minimize the problems we do see.
  • Reveal hidden and/or previous damage not readily visible, such as potential water intrusion and damage. Damage from water intrusion can often go undetected, causing significant damage and very costly repairs.
  • Provide documentation you can use when negotiating the price of the RV with the seller. For example, some buyers have been able to negotiate the cost of replacing tires on a motorcoach.
  • Provided a list of repairs for the dealer to complete before you take possession of the RV. Having things repaired before taking possession can save time and money later. The dealer is more motivated to fix things before you take possession of the RV.
  • Give sellers justification for the price you are asking. Having an independent documentation can provide evidence that you have taken great care of your RV and maintained it.
  • Reduce the time your RV is listed for sale as buyers can look at the independent report and have peace of mind knowing they are not buying a “lemon” or “project,” especially when the buyer is not local.

Would you like to see sample inspection reports, or learn about all of the items we inspect during a typical inspection? Click on the button below to access more information about RV inspections and the RV lifestyle.

How does an inspection work when you hire RV P. I.?

When you hire RV P. I. we work for you. We don’t work for the seller or anyone else. When you first contact us we want to spend working to understand your needs and how we can best meet them. After speaking with you we will follow up with a written estimate of the inspection costs and any other services we have discussed. We will also work with you to schedule an inspection time and date that is agreeable to all parties. This will be followed with the Points of Inspection and Pre-Purchase Inspection Agreement for you to review. Once you have reviewed these documents we will require you to return a signed copy to us.

Only when we have received these documents back can we consider the inspection scheduled. Additionally, you will receive an invoice for payment of the inspection fee. On inspection day we will arrive as early as possible at the inspection location. Arriving early allows time to resolve any unforeseen issues and make certain we are not rushed during the inspection. After we have completed the on site inspection we will prepare the written report which will be available to download a few hours after the on site inspection.

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